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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

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  • Last bidTag$7,039
  • Ended
    Mon, Nov 27, 2023
    8:32 pm UTC
  • BidsUser
  • ViewsEye outline11,847
  • LocationPin outlineSinking Spring, Pennsylvania
Mileage97,579 Miles
Engine5.5-liter V8
Addenda and Errata

Please note additional photos of the car with the hardtop in place have been added to the listing.

Please note that the tires have been replaced under previous ownership with 215/65R15 Hankook Kinergy STs showing 4121 date codes.


The Mercedes-Benz SL has a long history of producing finely engineered cars, with the 560 SL representing the pinnacle of the third-generation R107 series. The 560 SL is powered by a 5.5-liter light-alloy V8 engine that features fuel injection and overhead camshafts, producing a smooth 227 horsepower and coupled with a four-speed automatic transmission. To ensure uninterrupted power delivery, the car comes standard with an anti-squat rear axle and a limited-slip differential. Adding to the appeal of the luxurious two-seater is the versatility of both a removable steel hardtop and a convertible folding top, allowing you to enjoy the freedom of a roadster all year round. Today, the 560 SL remains a favorite among enthusiasts thanks to its outstanding performance and quality from Mercedes’ commitment to their cars being “engineered like no other car in the world.” 


  • Finished in Smoke Silver Metallic (702) over a Beige leather interior

  • Powered by a 5.5-liter V8 that is the largest engine fitted to any R107, producing 227 hp and 279 lb-ft of torque, exclusive to only North America, Australia, and Japan 

  • Completed with a matching Smoke Silver Metallic hardtop

  • Fitted with the rarely seen rear “Kindersitze” seats

  • Upgraded Eclipse AM/FM/CD radio

  • Neat and tidy engine compartment

  • Many original factory-correct features, from hose clamps to stainless steel windshield wipers

  • Clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report


The option plate shows the following:

  • 240 - Outside temperature indicator

  • 442 - Airbag in the steering wheel

  • 461 - Instrument with miles indicated and English legend

  • 494 - US Version

  • 506 - Heated outside rearview mirror, left and right, electrically adjustable on the right

  • 519 - Becker Mexico Electronic Grand Prix radio USA 

  • 524 - Paintwork preservation

  • 531 - Automatic antenna

  • 543 - Sun visor with illuminated vanity mirror, left and right

  • 551 - Anti-theft/anti-break-in warning system 

  • 570 - Folding armrest, front

  • 581 - Automatic climate control 

  • 592 - Heat-insulating glass, all-round, with heated rear window pane

  • 746 - Black soft-top fabric

Known Imperfections

  • Broken knob for the parking brake release

  • Velcro squares on the dash

  • Split in the soft top rear window

  • Minor paint damage to the front split on the left side

  • The inner driver seat back trim on the hinge has come off


  • Tool kit

  • Two convertible top tools

  • Jack

Ownership History

The CARFAX Vehicle History Report’s first entry is from California in June 1991, where it remained until it went to Georgia in 2003. The car was sold to another owner in the Atlanta area in September 2004 and was in their stewardship until the current owner purchased it in June 2023. 

Hagerty Marketplace has confirmed a clean title status, the owner maintains the title in hand and will send it to the Hagerty Marketplace team to be reassigned to the new owner after the auction is complete.

Additional Notes 

There is a loan on this vehicle. Sale proceeds will be used to satisfy the loan and allow the seller to transfer the title to the winning bidder. Please contact the seller directly with any questions.

Optional vehicle service contract available for $1,200. Learn more about the program here. *Sales tax may be applicable.


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